Obit: DeGraw, Michael (1847 - 1919)
Surnames: DEGRAW VANDERHOOF
----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 07/31/1919
DeGraw, Michael (16 OCT 1847 - 25 JUL 1919)
Michael DeGraw died at his home in this village (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) Friday, July 25, 1919, at the age of 71 years. He was very sick for weeks in the spring but had recovered so as to be out and his death came to many as a shock at this time.
He was born in New Jersey Oct. 16, 1847. On June 8, 1875 he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Vanderhoof, they coming tot he town of Sherman, Clark County two years later, where they have since lived until last fall, when they moved to Loyal. To this union three children were born. He leaves to mourn his loss, besides his wife, two sons, Harry of Minneapolis and Orley of Toronto, Canada, besides a brother and sister in New Jersey. A daughter, Mary, preceded him in death, dying in 1881.
The deceased was a kind husband and father and a good neighbor, always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need, and his death is mourned by all who knew him. He has been a faithful member of the M. E. Church for 40 years.
The funeral services were held at the Methodist Church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Rev. E. E. Strevey officiating. He was laid to rest in the Cole Cemetery. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of the community in their sorrow.
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